The Redeeming
Jennifer Ashley
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Immortals: The Redeeming
Jennifer Ashley
Love Spell
324 pages
August 2008
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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The previous books in the "Immortals" series have focused on one each of five immortal brothers who battle evil forces in a world where demons, vampires and werewolves are recognized by the general population. Brother Tain has featured in several of these books as having been captured by an evil demon and tortured for 700 years before finally being rescued.

Tain is on the brink of madness, struggling to recover from the traumas he faced, and in this latest book we follow his experiences as he connects again with the half-demon Samantha. Sam is a cop who had a part to play in the destruction of Tain's captor; she attracts Tain, but he fears his madness and finds it hard to be around her.

Sam is investigating some demon murders when she comes across Tain again. He's incredibly powerful yet gentle with her. As Sam finds herself drawn into demon politics and relying on some unexpected allies, she and Tain must work together to prevent more evil.

The Redeeming is akin to others in the series with the same strengths and weaknesses. Despite much navel-gazing about Tain's past, I never really felt a convincing insight into his character, and Sam's was sketchy, too. The strong point of the story lies in how Sam learns about the demon world and her place in it, with unfolding politics and possible new allies. This entry is interesting but hardly breaks new ground, and feels a little unengaging.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Helen Hancox, 2008

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